Porch pirate steals 20 packages of Polaroid film and a camera in Bloomington, Indiana; Yes, Polaroid is still made and is popular again

Staff report

Bloomington, Ind. – September 12, 2023

Someone stole 20 packages of Polaroid film and a camera that was delivered by Amazon to a residence in the 400 block of South Dunn Street, in the late hours of September 7, 2023, according to the daily police summary.

A 23-year-old man reported the theft to the police after finding that his items were stolen.

You might be asking, They still make Polaroid? Well, yes, the company was brought back to life. Before then, packages of expired film sold for a lot of money on eBay, and someone saw a business opportunity.

Like vinyl records, film photography has made a comeback with the younger generation. While all types of film photography are making a comeback, old film cameras fetch high prices these days. Many are embracing the tactile, vintage appeal of instant film photography.

The report didn’t say which type of Polaroid film was in the stolen packages.

But, a single package of Polaroid Instant Color I-Type film sells for 57.62 on Amazon. The Polaroid SX-70 film, popular with artists for its malleability has also been brought back to life, and packages are 19.99, but refurbished SX-70 cameras can cost hundreds. A vintage SX-70 camera on Retrospekt sells for 379 dollars.


SX-70 photos are used for art:





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